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Simon Caldwell

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March 30, 2022
Guided by his conscience, Father Calvin is caught up in a struggle to catch a murderer in this Catholic thriller by Simon Caldwell
March 29, 2022
It is time the Church accepted that even nuns have a right to resist coercive medication The idea that vaccination is the way out of the Covid-19 pandemic is opening up fault lines throughout the free world, felt perhaps most keenly over the question of vaccine mandates, the obligation to accept a jab in order
March 27, 2022
The sins of mankind represent the greatest threat to world peace, the Bishop of Shrewsbury has said. In a pastoral letter to coincide with the consecration by Pope Francis of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Rt Rev. Mark Davies said sin not only took away peace but also prevented concord
March 24, 2022
Tyburn Convent could face a Vatican investigation after a majority of the nuns refused to accept vaccinations against Covid-19. The enclosed Benedictine community in the heart of London was referred to the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life by the Archdiocese of Westminster following unspecified external “allegations” connected to the
March 17, 2022
The House of Lords has rejected the latest attempt to legalise assisted suicide in England and Wales. Peers voted by 179 votes to 145 against Lord Forsyth’s amendment to the Health and Care Bill that would have forced the Government to bring forward assisted suicide legislation within a year. It is the 12th time since
March 16, 2022
Government inspectors have found safeguarding at Ampleforth College to be “inadequate” after the head teacher lost the right to veto which monks resided at the nearby abbey. Ofsted inspectors also identified instances in which sexual activity took place between vulnerable pupils at the boarding school in North Yorkshire. They reported that Class A drugs were
March 10, 2022
The Archdiocese of Southwark is facing an investigation by the Government after cancelling a visit by a gay children’s author to two Catholic schools. Simon James Green, whose teenage fiction contains highly-sexualised content and sexual language, was invited to The John Fisher School in Purley, south London, and a Catholic primary in Gravesend, Kent. But
March 09, 2022
Two former Anglican bishops are due to be ordained as Catholic priests within the next few weeks. Jonathan Goodall, the former Bishop of Ebbsfleet, will be consecrated in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday March 12 and John Goddard, the former Bishop of Burnley, will be ordained a Catholic priest in the Lutyens Chapel of the Metropolitan
March 07, 2022
The General Medical Council has dramatically lifted restrictions on a Catholic doctor banned from helping women “reverse abortions” after they changed their minds during the procedure. Caseworkers for the GMC dismissed every allegation against Dr Dermot Kearney, a past president of the Catholic Medical Association, and concluded that there is no case to answer. They
March 03, 2022
The Prince of Wales has visited the spiritual leader of Ukrainian Catholics in the UK to show his solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Joined by wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles paid tribute to the “extraordinary bravery, generosity and fortitude of the Ukrainian community” in the face of the invasion of the
March 01, 2022
Reforms threatened the Order’s sovereign status
February 28, 2022
Pope Francis has renewed his appeal for the entire Catholic Church to dedicate Ash Wednesday as a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine. In his Sunday Angelus, the Pontiff called upon the war parties to turn away from the “diabolical and perverse logic of weapons”. “Many times we have prayed that this
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